D.Minn.: Non-authorized driver of rental car four hours late to return had no standing

Defendant was stopped driving a rental car four hours after the rental expired and he was not an authorized driver. He doesn’t show standing. United States v. Maiden, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192555 (D. Minn. Sep. 5, 2023), adopted 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 191510 (D. Minn. Oct. 25, 2023).

Appellant’s argument that the stop was extended without reasonable suspicion fails because this was a probation search that didn’t need it. United States v. Orey, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 28524 (5th Cir. Oct. 26, 2023).*

Defendant admits his stop was reasonable because his brake lights were out. “Under Whren, that the officers, including Agent Hadzewycz, subjectively were motivated to stop the van based on suspicion that driver Rivera was the supplier for an imminent narcotics transaction did not detract from the reasonableness of the traffic stop.” Ten kgs of fentanyl not suppressed based on inventory exception. United States v. Rivera, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192444 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 26, 2023).*

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